• Filing Date: 2021-03-31
  • Form Type: 10-K
  • Description: Annual report
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Stockholders' Equity
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Equity [Abstract]  
Stockholders' Equity

NOTE 12 - STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Sales of Equity – On February 18, 2020, in accordance with the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors compensation plan as CEO of one of the Company’s subsidiaries,11,664 shares of the Company’s common stock were remitted in lieu of cash as settlement of his Q3 and Q4 2019 salary of $114,000 that was accrued as of December 31, 2019.

 

On February 18, 2019, the Company had entered into a Convertible Promissory Note with LiquidValue Development Pte Ltd ., a company owned and controlled by Mr. Heng Fai Ambrose Chan, DSS’s Chairman, in the principal sum of $500,000, of which up to $500,000 of the Principal Amount could be paid by the conversion of such amount into the Company’s common stock, par value $0.02 per share, up to a maximum of 14,881 shares of common stock (the “Maximum Conversion Amount”), at a conversion price of $33.60 per share. Effective on March 25, 2019, LiquidValue Development Pte Ltd exercised its conversion option and converted the Maximum Conversion Amount under the Note.

 

On March 5, 2019, the Company issued 4,348 shares of its common stock at $34.50 per share as partial consideration for a licensing and distribution agreement entered into with Advanced Cyber Security Corp.

 

On June 5, 2019, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Aegis Capital Corp., acting as representative of the several underwriters, which provided for the issuance and sale by the Company in an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) and the purchase by the Underwriters of 373,333 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.02 par value per share. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Underwriting Agreement, the shares were sold to the Underwriters at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, less certain underwriting discounts and commissions. As part of this transaction, 66,667 shares were purchased by Heng Fai Ambrose Chan, Chairman of the Board of directors. The Company also granted the Underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 1,680,000 additional shares of the Company’s common stock on the same terms and conditions for the purpose of covering any over-allotments in connection with the Offering (17,306 shares were exercised on July 18, 2019 at $15.00 per share, less underwriting discounts and expenses). The net offering proceeds to the Company was approximately $5.0 million, inclusive of the July 18, 2019 transaction and after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses.

 

On November 1, 2019, pursuant to a Subscription Agreement, LiquidValue Development Pte LTD, a company owned and controlled by Mr. Heng Fai Ambrose Chan, DSS’s Chairman, purchased from the Company, in a private placement, and aggregate of 200,000 shares of common stock, for an above market purchase price equal to $9.00 per share (at the time of LiquidValues’ commitment, the closing stock price was $7.80 per share) for net proceeds to the Company of approximately $1.6 million after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other offering expenses.

 

On February 20, 2020, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement #1”) with Aegis Capital Corp. (the “Underwriter”), which provided for the issuance and sale by the Company and the purchase by the Underwriter, in a firm commitment underwritten public offering (the “Feb. 2020 Offering”), of 740,741 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.02 par value per share. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Underwriting Agreement #1, the shares were sold to the Underwriter at a public offering price of $5.40 ($0.18 per shares pre-reverse stock split) per share, less certain underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company also granted the Underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 111,111 additional shares of the Company’s common stock on the same terms and conditions for the purpose of covering any over-allotments in connection with the Feb. 2020 Offering which were exercised. The net offering proceeds to the Company from the Feb. 2020 Offering were approximately $4 million, after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. The offering was closed on February 25, 2020. Heng Fai Ambrose Chan, the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, purchased $2 million of shares in the Feb. 2020 Offering.

 

On May 15, 2020, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement #2”) with the Underwriter, which provided for the issuance and sale by the Company and the purchase by the Underwriter, in a firm commitment underwritten public offering (the “May 2020 Offering”), of 769,230 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.02 par value per share. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Underwriting Agreement #2, the shares were sold to the Underwriter at a public offering price of $7.80 per share, less certain underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company also granted the Underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 115,384 additional shares of the Company’s common stock on the same terms and conditions for the purpose of covering any over-allotments in connection with the May 2020 Offering which was exercised. The net offering proceeds to the Company from the May 2020 Offering were approximately $6.2 million, after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. The May 2020 Offering was closed on June 26, 2020.

 

On July 7, 2020, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement #3”) with the Underwriter, which provided for the issuance and sale by the Company and the purchase by the Underwriter, in a firm commitment underwritten public offering (the “July 2020 Offering”), of 1,028,800 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.02 par value per share. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Underwriting Agreement #3, the shares were sold to the Underwriter at a public offering price of $6.25 per share, less certain underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company also granted the Underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 154,320 additional shares of the Company’s common stock on the same terms and conditions for the purpose of covering any over-allotments in connection with the July 2020 Offering which was exercised. The net offering proceeds to the Company from the July 2020 Offering were approximately $6.7 million. The July 2020 Offering was closed on July 10, 2020.

 

On July 28, 2020, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement #4”) with the “Underwriter, which provided for the issuance and sale by the Company and the purchase by the Underwriter, in a firm commitment underwritten public offering (the “July 2020 Offering #2”), of 453,333 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.02 par value per share. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Underwriting Agreement #4, the shares were sold to the Underwriter at a public offering price of $7.50 per share, less certain underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company also granted the Underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 38,533 additional shares of the Company’s common stock on the same terms and conditions for the purpose of covering any over-allotments in connection with the July 2020 Offering #2. The net offering proceeds to the Company from the July 2020 Offering #2 were approximately $3.3 million, after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. The initial July 2020 Offering #2 was closed on July 31, 2020, and the overallotment was exercised on August 7, 2020.

 

On August 21, 2020, the Company, completed its acquisition of Impact BioMedical, pursuant to a Share Exchange Agreement by and among the Company, DSS BioHealth, and related parties Alset Intl, and GBM which was previously approved by the Company’s shareholders (the “Share Exchange”). Under the terms of the Share Exchange, the Company issued 483,334 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.02 per share, nominally valued at $6.48 per share, and 46,868 newly issued shares of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock.

 

In connection with the Share Exchange for Impact BioMedical described in Note 7, on August 18, 2020, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment of its Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Amendment”) to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company, including 47,000 shares of Preferred Stock, with a par value of $0.02, of which 47,000 shares were designated Series A Preferred Stock. The Certificate of Amendment, the form of which was previously disclosed in a Schedule 14A Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 14, 2020. As described in Note 7, this transaction is a related party transaction.

 

Holders of the Series A Preferred Stock have no voting rights, except as required by applicable law or regulation, and no dividends accrue or are payable on the Series A Preferred Stock. The holders of Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to a liquidation preference at a liquidation value of $1,000 per share aggregating to $46,868,000, and the Company has the right to redeem all or any portion of the then outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock, pro rata among all holders, at a redemption price per share equal to such liquidation value per share. The Series A Preferred Stock ranks senior to Common Stock and any other class of securities that is specifically designated as junior to the Series A Preferred Stock with respect to rights on the distribution of assets on any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the affairs of the Company, in respect of a liquidation preference equal to its par value of $1,000. A holder of Series A Preferred Stock has the option to convert each share of Series A Preferred Stock into a number of common shares in the Company equal to the $1,000 liquidation preference divided by a conversion price of $6.48 or 154.32 shares subject to a Beneficial Ownership Limitation of 19.99%, as defined in the Share Exchange Agreement. Additionally, the Company has the option to require conversion of all outstanding Series A Preferred Stock into common stock at any time, subject to the Beneficial Ownership Limitation discussed. In aggregate the Series A Preferred Shares are convertible into 7,232,670 shares of the Company’s common stock at the date of issuance. The Company evaluated the classification of the Series A Preferred Shares under the guidance enumerated in ASC 470, 480, and 815 and determined that based on the features noted above the instruments are accounted for as permanent equity. On October 16, 2020, GBM converted 4,293 shares of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock into 662,500 shares of the Company’s common A shares.

 

Stock Warrants –The following is a summary with respect to warrants outstanding and exercisable as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 and activity during the years then ended:

 

    2020     2019  
          Weighted           Weighted  
          Average           Average  
          Exercise           Exercise  
    Warrants     Price     Warrants     Price  
                         
Outstanding at January 1:     40,677     $ 33.52       47,671     $ 120.00  
Granted during the year     -               -       -  
Lapsed/terminated     (4,163 )     30       (6,994 )     623  
                                 
Outstanding at December 31:     36,514     $ 33.92       40,677     $ 33.52  
Exercisable at December 31:     36,514     $ 33.92       40,677     $ 33.52  
                                 
Weighted average months remaining             9.9               8.7  

 

The Company did not issue any warrants in 2020 or 2019.

 

Stock Options - On June 20, 2013, the Company’s shareholders adopted the 2013 Employee, Director and Consultant Equity Incentive Plan (the “2013 Plan”). The 2013 Plan provides for the issuance of up to a total of 50,000 shares of common stock authorized to be issued for grants of options, restricted stock and other forms of equity to employees, directors and consultants. Under the terms of the 2013 Plan, options granted thereunder may be designated as options which qualify for incentive stock option treatment (“ISOs”) under Section 422A of the Internal Revenue Code, or options which do not qualify (“NQSOs”). As of December 31, 2020, no shares remained available under this plan.

 

On December 9, 2019, the Company’s shareholders adopted the 2020 Employee, Director and Consultant Equity Incentive Plan (the “2020 Plan”). The 2020 Plan provides for the issuance of up to a total of 241,204 shares of common stock authorized to be issued for grants of options, restricted stock and other forms of equity to employees, directors and consultants. Under the terms of the 2020 Plan, options granted thereunder may be designated as options which qualify for incentive stock option treatment (“ISOs”) under Section 422A of the Internal Revenue Code, or options which do not qualify (“NQSOs”).

 

The following is a summary with respect to options outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 and activity during the years then ended:

 

    2020     2019  
    Number of Options     Weighted Average Exercise Price     Weighted Average life Remaining (Years)     Number of Options     Weighted Average Exercise Price     Weighted Average life Remaining (Years)  
                                     
Outstanding at January 1,     19,264     $ 150.30               26,089     $ 199.80          
Granted     -       -               -       -          
Lapsed/terminated     -       -               (6,825 )     231.00          
Outstanding at December 31,     19,264     $ 150.30       2.2       19,264     $ 150.30       3.2  
Exercisable at December 31,     19,264     $ 150.30       2.2       13,625     $ 195.00       3.5  
Expected to vest at December 31,     -     $ 150.30       2.2       5,639     $ 42.90       3.4  
                                                 
Aggregate intrinsic value of outstanding options at December 31,   $ -                     $ -                  
Aggregate intrinsic value of exercisable options at December 31,   $ -                     $ -                  
Aggregate intrinsic value of options expected to vest at December 31,   $ -                     $ -                  

 

The fair value of each option award is estimated on the date of grant utilizing the Black-Scholes-Merton Option Pricing Model. The Company estimates the expected volatility of the Company’s common stock at the grant date using the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock over the most recent period equal to the expected stock option term.

 

The aggregate grant date fair value of options that vested during 2020 and 2019 was approximately $100,000 and $104,000, respectively. There were no options exercised during 2020 or 2019.

 

Restricted Stock - Restricted common stock may be issued under the Company’s 2013 or 2020 Plan for services to be rendered which may not be sold, transferred or pledged for such period as determined by our Compensation Committee and Management Resources. Restricted stock compensation cost is measured as the stock’s fair value based on the quoted market price at the date of grant. The restricted shares issued reduce the amount available under the employee stock option plans. Compensation cost is recognized only on restricted shares that will ultimately vest. The Company estimates the number of shares that will ultimately vest at each grant date based on historical experience and adjust compensation cost and the carrying amount of unearned compensation based on changes in those estimates over time. Restricted stock compensation cost is recognized ratably over the requisite service period which approximates the vesting period. An employee may not sell or otherwise transfer unvested shares and, if employment is terminated prior to the end of the vesting period, any unvested shares are surrendered to us. The Company has no obligation to repurchase any restricted stock.

 

On September 6, 2019, the Company issued an aggregate of 7,477 shares of fully vested restricted stock to members of the Company’s management team of with a two-year lock-up period and had an aggregated grant date fair value of approximately $94,000 which is included in stock based compensation for the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

On April 3, 2020, the Company issued an aggregate of 5,833 shares of fully vested restricted stock to members of the Company’s management team of with a two-year lock-up period and had an aggregated grant date fair value of approximately $38,000 which is included in stock based compensation for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Stock-Based Compensation – The Company records stock-based payment expense related to options and warrants based on the grant date fair value in accordance with FASB ASC 718. Stock-based compensation includes expense charges for all stock-based awards to employees, directors and consultants. Such awards include option grants, warrant grants, and restricted stock awards. During the twelve-months ended December 31, 2020, the Company had stock compensation expense of approximately $188,000 or approximately $0.05 and $0.03 basic and diluted earnings per shares, respectively ($422,000, or $0.50 basic and diluted earnings per share for the corresponding twelve months ended December 31, 2019).

 

In July 2019, by unanimous written consent, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to issue individual stock grants of the Company’s common stock, pursuant to the Company’s 2013 Employee, Director and Consultant Equity Incentive Plan, to certain officers and directors in the amount of 15,291 shares, at $12.60 per share which were immediately vested and issued on September 6, 2019. 7,477 of these shares where were fully vested restricted stock to members of the Company’s management team of with a two-year lock-up period.

 

On April 3, 2020, by unanimous written consent, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to issue individual stock grants of the Company’s common stock, pursuant to the Company’s 2020 Employee, Director and Consultant Equity Incentive Plan, to certain managers and directors in the amount of 8,900 shares, at $6.60 per share which were immediately vested and issued. 5,800 of these shares where were fully vested restricted stock to members of the Company’s management team with a two-year lock-up period.

 

On June 4, 2020, the Company entered into an agreement with an investor relations firm to provide services over a 14-month period in exchange for 21,000 shares of common stock. The shares were issued on the date of the agreement and were valued by the Company at $210,000. The value assigned to the shares is included in other assets on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and will be expensed as marketing expense as it is earned.

 

On September 23, 2020, by written consent of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the board, the Company to issue individual stock grants of the Company’s common stock, pursuant to the Company’s 2020 Employee, Director and Consultant Equity Incentive Plan, to a consultant of the Company in the amount of 20,000 shares, at $4.48 per share which were immediately vested.